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Samsung Galaxy S7 might launch with an upgrade program

Samsung Galaxy S7 might launch with an upgrade program

Deja vu? If yes, then you might have heard of how Apple offered an upgrade, or some might call it "rental", program when it announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last September. Or you might have also heard of Samsung's plans to do likewise. While whispers about that upgrade scheme has died out since, it is being resuscitated now that the Galaxy S7 is just around the corner. Or so it is hoped. Korean media report that Samsung might have its own rental system in place by the time the Galaxy S7 flagship hits stores in March.

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Samsung SmartThings ads show how you can have super powers

Samsung SmartThings ads show how you can have super powers

The past few weeks have been rather hard on the Internet of Things market. Despite the slew of new trinkets and ideas that were paraded at CES 2016 earlier this month, bugs and security holes in currently marketed devices cast a rather negative light on connected home appliances. Perhaps Samsung thought it was time to lighten up the mood, especially considering it too has some IoT products to sell. In a set of ads revolving around its SmartThings platform, Samsung reveals how IoT can give you superpowers. Or at least the semblance of it.

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Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung Gear S2 Classic launches globally, in the US via Amazon

Samsung's Gear S2 and its rotating bezel has been around for some time now but only in its sporty incarnation. This week, however, Samsung is finally giving the world a taste of class, so to speak. The Gear S2 Classic has just been launched globally, first in China and now available in the US through Amazon. This particularly model adds a touch of elegance to that same concept, employing the use of more premium, luxurious looking materials. With a matching price tag to boot.

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Galaxy Tab E 7.0 specs leak, 1.3GHz CPU and 1.5GB RAM

Galaxy Tab E 7.0 specs leak,  1.3GHz CPU and 1.5GB RAM

Details on a coming Samsung tablet have leaked and that tablet is called the Galaxy Tab E 7.0. The new tablet is an entry-level unit that brings a smaller size device to sit under the Galaxy Tab E 8.0 tablet that launched last week in Taiwan. That Galaxy Tab E 8.0 device had 4G LTE support, the leak claims LTE and WiFi versions for the smaller tablet.

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Galaxy S7 preview video shows what is rumored so far

Galaxy S7 preview video shows what is rumored so far

A new video has turned up on YouTube that claims to show details and features of the coming Galaxy S7 smartphone form Samsung. We are taking this video with a big grain of salt since nothing is official just yet and isn’t expected to be until MWC kicks off next month. The video appears to round up all the rumors so far and offers them along with what appear to be renderings of the smartphone based on rumor.

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Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive security update

This week the folks at Samsung Mobile have revealed an update that'll be sent automatically to a variety of smartphones around the world. This is part of Samsung's Security Maintenance Release, or SMR, process detailed last year for most of the device makers hero smartphones. This update is separate from Google Android patches, which come from Google and are sent through each device's individual carrier, where applicable. To get this Samsung update, you need only wait.

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Galaxy A9 Pro tipped to be in the pipeline

Galaxy A9 Pro tipped to be in the pipeline

Samsung keeps busy with the launch of new devices frequently. The last round of new devices came in December 2015 with the Galaxy A9 getting official. The A9 was the biggest phone in the revamped A series of devices that also included the A3, A5, and A7. Rumors are flowing that Samsung is working on another new smartphone called the Galaxy A9 Pro.

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Samsung employee spills beans on juicy Galaxy S7 info

Samsung employee spills beans on juicy Galaxy S7 info

Getting information from "sources close to the matter" or "familiar with the product" isn't an exact science. Rarely do such sources have the courage, or maybe audacity, to identify themselves as a company employee - a Samsung employee in this case. Of course, there is no conceivable way of confirming that, so take it for what it is. That said, given what some of the information about the Samsung Galaxy S7 shared here entails, we are certainly hoping that at least some, if not all, of them turn out to be as advertised.

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Galaxy S6, Note 5 Android Marshmallow rollout leaked with updated schedule

Galaxy S6, Note 5 Android Marshmallow rollout leaked with updated schedule

Android fans are always out for the latest flavor of the OS for the smartphones. While users of many of the latest smartphones from HTC and LG have been enjoying Android 6.0 Marshmallow for a while now, fans of Samsung devices have been left out. A leaked roadmap has surfaced that claims to show when Samsung fans will get their hands on Android 6.0.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 camera modules, sheathed body sighted

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera modules, sheathed body sighted

With just a few weeks left before MWC 2016 and Samsung's rumored big reveal of the Galaxy S7 flagship, or flagships if you may, rumors and alleged sightings of the smartphone, or at least parts of it, are naturally starting to heat up. Like many of Samsung's previous high end smartphones that have been the subject of endless speculation, much of the Galaxy S7 has already been "revealed" to death. Of course, that doesn't mean there's no room for more, like these pair of photos the seemingly come straight from Samsung's production lines.

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Samsung dives deeper into VR, opens New York studio

Samsung dives deeper into VR, opens New York studio

If you thought that Samsung's Gear VR headset, which was made together with Oculus, was just a temporary distraction for the Korean consumer electronics company, you might have just been proven wrong. At Sundance, one of the most notable film fests in the world, Samsung took the opportunity to announce that it is opening up a studio in New York, located where Samsung's US marketing team already works in, with the sole purpose of creating immersive experiences. In short, VR content that will most likely blossom this year. Or at least fans and believers of VR would like it to.

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Samsung vs Apple in a deli payment war (with Hannibal Buress)

Samsung vs Apple in a deli payment war (with Hannibal Buress)

This week the folks at Samsung have decided to take Apple to task on Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay in an video spot with comedian Hannibal Buress. In the spot, you'll see the comedian take his Samsung Galaxy S6 to Katz's Deli - a place in NYC you may have visited yourself before if you're all about those sandwiches. To buy a sandwich, Hannibal asks if he can pay with his phone. The fellow behind the counter asks if he'll be trying to do so with Apple Pay. He will not!

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